Grateful Dead Live at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on 1986-06-26
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Recording Info: Sony ECM-939 -> Cassette Master -> CD
Transfer Info: CD -> EAC -> Samplitude v7.02 Professional -> SHN
Transfered and Edited By Charlie Miller
- 2004-09-03 17:21:39
- Minneapolis, MN
- Recording Info: Sony ECM-939 -> Cassette Master -> CDTransfer Info: CD -> EAC -> Samplitude v7.02 Professional -> SHNTransfered and Edited By Charlie Miller
Subject: This show enriched my Dead experience
As has been mentioned in other comments, the sound on the floor wasn't that bad.
Jerry mesmerized me that night.
Never a bad show.
Subject: bread crumb
I can't decide if that represents creative experimentation, compensation for, or causation from Jerry's addiction issues.
Subject: Standard 86
Subject: On the playing side of things not that crappy
Subject: was there. sound horrible live
Subject: Wierdest Deadshow Ever
Problem, aside from it being in the Metrodome in the first place was that the sound towers in the middle of the arena were facing the stage, and there was this wash effect to the sound. The earlier commenters who were there mentioned a delay. I thought it was intentional. It was very washy, though. I was pretty well medicated at the time, as probably most folks there were also, and so I got used to it. But this show definitely was interesting. I honestly can't recall much of the Dead's set except that at the very beginning of the show, the mains at the stage were not working for at least half the first song, only the onstage monitors, so the band could hear, but nobody else. Finally, the sound guys got it together, but then there was the incredibly horrific acoustics in this venue to deal with. They never totally rose to the challenge. But Dylan's set closing "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" was transcendant, with him backlit with klieg lights, frizzy hair and all stickin' up. All in all, with the urban setting, the parking lot scene, and the wacked out sound environment, it may not have been the best show, but it was definitely one to remember...as much of it as I could. I think if I'd been more familiar with their material at the time of this show, I would remember more. The recordings here on the Archive can't reproduce the electricity of the moment, but they do sound better than it did in person. Four stars for the recording, since it preserves a unique moment in both the Dead's and Dylan's careers.
Subject: sounds from an inverted fishbowl
Subject: where was iron maiden?
Subject: The Roller Rink!
I was 2nd or 3rd row off to the left side of the stage for this. I made it through the Dead but 3 songs into Dylan/Petty I passed out. I drove the night before from Chicago - no sleep! By 11 am. we had several cases of beer along with damn near every illegal contriband we could get. Wasted! Wasted! Wasted! and luckly it was one of the worst sounding shows I can remember! I don't think I missed much!
Subject: what sound?
Subject: Worst sounding Dead Concert EVER
I wasn't dissapointed, but I have always taken Dylan shows with the same perspective I do Dead shows...sometimes Dylan just falls flat and sometimes Jerry forgets the words to half a song.
Neither happened on this day, but there was no second coming either.
Dylan did not dissapoint at this show, but deadheads did!
I was on the floor near the front (did I mention I am rather obsessed with Dylan?...just like the dead are since he was the most covered artist--by far--in their repertoire).
I was shocked to see the majority of the deadheads in the front sit down and turn their backs on Dylan/Petty and chat with friends as if it was just some sound guys up there getting things in order before the "real" band played.
I saw this behavior a few other times at the other Dylan/Dead shows (I attended all of them), but it was most blatant at this one. I even heard a lot of heads dismiss Dylan as a has-been. What most heads really seemed to be upset about was Tom Petty.
It was a sad and surprising experience. And even worse with time since I have seen Heads being totally open and into other opening acts as divergent as the Violent Femmes (06-09-91 Buckeye Lake)and Dwight Yoakum (06-14-91 Robert F. Kennedy Stadium.
Subject: Remember the mad dashes
Subject: Metrodome Sucks
Subject: Dome Show
Subject: more than just a curiosity
So I had to hear it ;-).
Sound is really not bad -- it's a decent aud tape, though Lesh, of course, loses the most.
Performance is solid but nothing to write home about.
So ultimately this is a bit of a curiosity, or maybe mainly worth it to people who were there.
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